Our trails and Farm Barn activities are open to you by donation

Please leave your dogs, bikes, and drones at home. We appreciate it. Trained service dogs welcome.

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Farm Store & Welcome Center

Your visit begins and ends here. Be sure to check in for directions, a visitor guide with trail map, or to ask any questions you may have. While you're there, enjoy some products straight from our farm and other local farms: cheddar, maple syrup, produce, and more. You can order online for local pickup, too.

  • Summer Hours: 9:30am-5:30pm (as of May 1, 2024)
  • Winter Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm
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Walking Trails

From their breathtaking views to their quiet spaces, our walking trails are the primary way to enjoy our extensive campus. More than 10 miles of trails meander through fields and forests, with popular destinations to the Farm Barn, Inn Flower Gardens, Lone Tree Hill, and lakeshore. 

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Farm Barn Fun

Explore the Children’s Farmyard, discover how our cheddar is made, and more! Accessible via the Farm Barn Trail or the tractor shuttle, which runs seasonally (mid-May to mid-October) on the half hour from the Farm Store.

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The Children's Farmyard

Meet all the animals in the farmyard at the Farm Barn.

It's a big part of your Farm Barn visit. Learn about the roles these animals play on a working farm. Activities scheduled throughout the day. 

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As part of your visit to the Farm Barn, watch our cheesemakers craft the milk of our Brown Swiss cows into cheddar, then enjoy a sample! We make cheese every weekend and most every mid-week day.

Meet a cheesemaker, daily at 11AM, or check out a Sun to Cheese Tour, at 2PM.

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Sarah Webb

Flower Gardens at the Inn

Stroll through this exceptional American garden

Beloved by their creator, Lila Webb, and extensively restored, the flower gardens are open for the public to enjoy. Accessible to Inn guests and Day Visitors. 

Shelburne Farms depends on your support

Your generosity helps us care for and share this historic campus and working farm, and deliver transformative programs for learners of all ages. Thank you!